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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Now that Obama has initiated diplomatic relations, the Castro Brothers will live forever? Huh?

    Maybe he'll initiate diplomatic relations with me. That would be nice.
    What we have here is......

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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Rials6 View Post
    Baseball players? sugar, nickel, tobacco, shellfish, citrus, coffee[
    Fifth world's largest producer of nickel, and a byproduct of nickel too (cobalt).

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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    What we have here is......
    ...no doubt, a failure to communicate.

    Do you watch 60 Minutes?

    They had some interesting interviews of real Cubans living in Cuba and their take on the new diplomatic relations.

    I also learned that the embargo is still in place, unfortunately. It will take an act of Congress to end that.
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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    ...no doubt, a failure to communicate.

    Do you watch 60 Minutes?

    They had some interesting interviews of real Cubans living in Cuba and their take on the new diplomatic relations.

    I also learned that the embargo is still in place, unfortunately. It will take an act of Congress to end that.
    As it should be
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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    ...no doubt, a failure to communicate.

    Do you watch 60 Minutes?

    They had some interesting interviews of real Cubans living in Cuba and their take on the new diplomatic relations.

    I also learned that the embargo is still in place, unfortunately. It will take an act of Congress to end that.
    No I missed it. they were able to interview real Cubans, unscripted, living in Cuba, and they were allowed to be critical of the government? That would have been interesting. Here's one Latin American view. Cuba won’t abandon communism, Raśl Castro says

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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    Fifth world's largest producer of nickel, and a byproduct of nickel too (cobalt).
    Then why aren't the people wealthy and why does Cuba they need to be propped up by like-minded regimes?

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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Rials6 View Post
    Baseball players? sugar, nickel, tobacco, shellfish, citrus, coffee[
    All of which we already have natively.

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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    All of which we already have natively.
    Who cares? You not like competition?
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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    Fifth world's largest producer of nickel, and a byproduct of nickel too (cobalt).
    They've got almost no nickel compared with the Canadian deposits. We already have NAFTA with Canada. Still have no need for Cuba.

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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    Who cares? You not like competition?
    No, it's just blindingly stupid to enable a competitor when you're getting absolutely nothing out of it. Again, what's the compelling reason for ending the embargo? What do they have that we need? What has changed in their government? The answer to all that is nothing.\

    This is Obama trying to look like a leader in foreign affairs. Too bad he's never actually been any good at it.

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